John E. Smith
National Security, CFIUS, Sanctions + Export Controls
MoFo News Item
Global Investigations Review (GIR) has named John Smith among its list of the most respected Washington, D.C. sanctions lawyers. Former Director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and current co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s National Security practice, John brings to the firm unmatched experience in economic sanctions, enforcement, and national security.
Clients turn to John for his deep experience and unique perspective on the complexities and escalating risk of U.S. and multilateral sanctions. Within the United States and globally, he is a trusted advisor for clients navigating significant civil and criminal enforcement actions by U.S. and other government prosecutors and regulators.
Under his leadership as a top official at OFAC, John:
GIR spent several months surveying practitioners and publicly available information to pinpoint individuals handling the most significant cases. The list of top 25 D.C.-based practitioners showcases several former DOJ prosecutors and lawyers with senior experience at both the state and treasury departments. You can read more in GIR’s article, “The DC sanctions lawyers to have on speed dial.”
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